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of the race. the reason that mitt romney has the most delegates is because he as the most votes and the reason is because he has the best pro jobs message. >> you have been generous, but we have to leave it there. we'll be back at midnight for more updates. >>> thank you very much. it's 10:00 here in the east. 9:00 central time in illinois. mitt romney has won a convincing primary victory over rick santor santorum. barely mentioning him, but directing his comments at president obama. >> three years of barack obama have brought us fewer jobs and many paychecks and we're in danger of losing something more than the value of our homes and 401(k)s. after years of too many apologies, historic drops in incomes and historic highs in gas prices a president who doesn't hesitate to use all the means necessary to force through obamacare on the american public, but leads from behind in the world. it's time to say these words -- this word -- enough. >> rick santorum also spoke from gettysburg in his home state, pennsylvania. >> i said throughout the course of this campaign, while other issues are certainly
politics, the etch a sketch comment that is hurting mitt romney at what should be a shining moment. >>> again, tonight, we will show you right here, live protest in new york city for what's being called quote, the million hoodie march, a reference to the hoodie trayvon martin was wearing when he was shot and killed in sanford, florida. new calls for the arrest of a noob hood watch volunteer that shot and killed the 17-year-old boy. martin was unarmed, walking from a convenience store to the home of his father's fiancee last month in sanford near orlando when george zimmerman shot him. he says he fired in self-defense after he felt threatened. something he would be entitled to do under florida law. today on cnn, one of zimmerman's neighbors came to his defense. >> george zimmerman is a good dude. he is straight up. that's why i am front-runner for him today. i, myself, credit george for thwarting a burglary to my own house. >> members of trayvon martin's family blame racial profiling for his death. the stanford police department is being scrutinized. police questioned the shooter af
election versus been held in 34 states and now it's time for republicans to unite behind governor romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. who needs knights at broker conventions? boredom resonates with jeb bush. and you said it, mr. excitement. >> you could throw a bigger crowd in a greenbay packer rallyal in d dntntnn chihigogo > e > ayn e rtmain c ce, what woror is h h mumbling as his call to 911 breaks up. punchespunks or, quote coons. >> the victim's parents speak. >> i just hurt in my heart because this guy has not been arrested. >> and glenn beck's website insists the dead teenager was quote, the aggressor." and might have been suspended from school for armed robbery arson, kidnapping or sexual battery. even though it was really being late to class. >>> the war on women. the arizona legislator who says a woman should witness an abortion before having one. and tim tebow is dealt to the new york jets. tim tebow is not dealt to the new york jets. oh man he can't even complete a trade. and the hits keep coming. >> i have some great
roberts. we get straight to it starting on the agenda today. mitt romney desperate to lock up the front-runner title in the battle for the republican nomination and avoid falling flat with illinois voters. romney padded his delegate league with a win in puerto rico and is hoping to keep that going. >> i must bet the margin was just about as good. i need only one thing from you this morning, no, two. i need some pancakes and, number two, number two, i need you to go vote tomorrow. >> so we're not talking about pancakes over the weekend. romney made much use of the word economic lightweight. using that phrase to link both rick santorum and president obama. >> i believe itch the best chance and perhaps the only chance of actually replacing barack obama as the president of the united states. >> so not taking that one lying down. rick santorum hit back with these words on "morning joe." if i'm a lightweight, i agree, he's a heavyweight. is a big government heavyweight. that's what he said his record was. we need someone who understands that washington isn't the answer to our proble
i'm chris jansing. ed in end, it wasn't even close. mitt romney crushed rick santorum in illinois last night with almost 50% of the vote, a decisive victory that has the romney campaign calling him the inevitable nominee again with his sights set on president obama. >> it's time to say these words, this word -- enough. we've had enough. we know our future. we know our future is brighter than these troubled times. we still believe in america. and we deserve a president who believes in us. and i believe in the american people. >> dave whigle and josh marshall join us. gentlemen, good morning. >> good morning. >> josh, good to have you here on set. for all intents and purposes, is the race for the republican nomination over this morning? >> yes. but it's been over for weeks. the question has only been how damaged is mitt romney going to be when he gets to tampa? and i think this holds out the possibility that he can really kind of shut this down and start taking the next few months to refocus on obama and start repairing some of the damage that this bizarre struggle with a fourth-tie
santorum and newt gingrich pounce on a gaffe by mitt romney's aide handing out etch-a-sketches as an example of what they'd say of the front-runner's history of flip-flopping. what does it tell us about romney and the fact he doesn't of get the benefit of the doubt from his own party? it's probably the most coveted endorsement since chris christie's, but jeb bush's backing of romney came in a written statement without the hoopla we've seen before. an endorsement based on reality, not a passion. >>> and hundreds rally in new york for slain teenager trayvon martin as the city commissioners vote no confidence on theirs police chief. still no word on what the shooter has to say in his own defense. it's thursday, march 22, 2012. this is "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd, right to my first reads of the morning, shake it up here. >>> florida governor jeb bush's senate that mitt romney's nomination is inevitable was exactly the message team romney hope would drive the week. instead, the campaign's plans got, well, all shook up thanks to an unforced campaign error. jeb bush's s
night, at the much to the show, we did a report on the mitt romney campaign that seems to have jangled some nerves. this was the splash page for the "huffington post." i don't know exactly what the f stands for but it's not good. i knew we would strike a nerve or two with that report because it is a sensitive subject. it is hard to talk about but i think it's important. there is something different about mitt romney as a presidential candidate as compared to every other modern major party presidential candidate, there's a certain amount of lying and stretching the truth and spinning history everybody expects if not tolerates at all levels of politics and on both sides of the aisle. there is something different about the romney campaign. this is an assertion by me and happy to see it challenged. there is something unique about the campaign and that is the frequency with which the candidate himself has been lying during the campaign. his willingness to lie about small stuff that doesn't seem to have political benefit to him, lying for the sake of lying but the campaign's lack of remorse
romney today, congressman paul ryan. the wisconsin representative says that romney is the right person to beat the president come november. he is also asking the party to rally around the former massachusetts governor. >> i have two criteria i am using to make my decision to vote in our primary tuesday. who is the best person to be president, who will make the best president, and who has the best chance of defeating barack obama. and in my opinion, mitt romney is clearly that person. >> we'll have more on paul ryan's endorsement and what this could mean for romney later in the show. >>> romney also got former president george h.w. bush's endorsement, but it also came with kind of an awkward moment. a reporter asked romney if george w. bush would also be endorsing him, and it put the former massachusetts governor in a little bit of a pickle, especially when bush sr. asked him, has he endorsed you? we'll have the details of that conversation for you a little bit later in "fair game." >>> israel is on high alert as hundreds of thousands of people, mainly arabs and palestinians, are floodi
in washington. leading off tonight is the 28th time the charm for mitt romney? there's been 27 primaries and caucuses so far in this race and that's not including the territories. every time it looked like the loss could spell out mitt romney's status, he's pulled off the win. and every time he could put the race away, he's miffed. romney's people have outspent santorum an unbelievable 7-1. the polls close at 8:00 eastern tonight. msnbc is providing full coverage of the primary here on hardball, the rachel madow show. and the last word with lawrence o'donnell. >> the other story is the teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch. the justice department civil rights division and fbi are now on the case. we begin with today's illinois primary. chuck todd's nbc political director and ed tore for new york magazine and the nbc political analyst as well. i want to start with chuck, our expert in-house. we'll go to our other expert out-house. tell me the story here. is this going to be the end of it, money against true believer, if you will? i'm sure we can match it up a number of ways. the
the floor ♪ don't bring me down >> hey, this is a true story about mitt romney. you guys know there's a robot running for president, right? [ applause ] >> how cool is that? while touring google's offices yesterday, this is a true story, romney saw a lava lamp on someone's desk and said, that's a big lava lamp. congratulations. [ laughter ] >> ironically, the lava lamp was better at natural conversation than mitt romney. >>> no, i did not bring that in. good morning, everyone. it is thursday, march 22. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. we have pulitzer prize winner writer for "the washington post" jonathan capehart. and president of the council on foreign relations, richard haas, along with willie joe and me. and we have a lot going on this morning. good morning, joe. >> good morning, mika. >> we'll be talking about mitt romney. that's where we're starting. but there is a situation in france unfolding. richard is here to talk about that. there is some nfl news. >> some? >> some. >> just a little. >> "new york times" front page. >> ok.
might be. that was mitt romney, the winner of last night's illinois primary. romney took 47% of the vote, beating rick santorum by 12 points. ron paul and newt gingrich were in the single digits. romney's illinois win adds another 41 delegates to his total haul, which now stands near 500. though still far from the 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination, romney has close to 300 more delegates than santorum. that math is adding up. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, march 21. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set, we have msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu howard ford jr. we also have financier and "morning joe" economic analyst steve rattner. and in washington, republican strategist and contributor to "newsweek" and the daily beat and vice chairman of the consulting firm hill norton, mark mckinnon. >> that's like spring. >> it's almost ok, but still a little weird. >> well, you know, at least it's better than barnicle. look at the bright side. >> true. that was -- >> actually, the most interesting man in the world willie geist is now in mallorca for the spring. >
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. >> but it is no laughing matter. day two of mitt romney's rivals going after his advisers' etch a sketch moment. why this is not an issue of child's play for mr. romney. >> the degree to which mr. romney lies all the time about all sorts of stuff and doesn't care when he gets caught is maybe the single most notable thing about his campaign. >>> hi, everyone. the "news nation" is following news right now in the trayvon martin shooting case. the city of sanford, florida just announced the city manager will hold a news conference at 3:30 this afternoon. there's no word on the topic yet but it comes less than 24 hours after the city commission gave a vote of no confidence to its police chief. the vote was 3-2. the city manager says he will be giving an update on the events surrounding the investigation. we'll bring you the latest developments. meanwhile a massive rally planned in sanford has been moved to another location because so many people are now expected to attend. those are pictures from atlanta right before dozens of churchgoers packed buses bound for sanford this morning. tonight's rally organ
candidates takes place saturday in louisiana's presidential primary. after mitt romney's strong showing in illinois on tuesday, rick santorum and newt gingrich are again relying on southern voters to try to slow the front-runner's momentum. santorum spent parts of yesterday hammering romney over a comment by one of his senior aides, who indicated romney's positions could be shaken up in a race like an etch a sketch when it comes to the general election. speaking to supporters in texas today, santorum doubled down in his attacks against romney. suggesting republicans might be better off with president obama. >> you one by giving people a choice. you win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who is just going to be a little different than the person in there. if they're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have, instead of taking a risk of what may be the etch a sketch candidate for the future. >> in a statement, romney responded, quote, i was disappointed to hear that rick santorum would rather have barack ob
romney and rick santorum head into another southern primary kicking and screaming. will romney leave louisiana with another southern loss? does it even matter if he loses? >>> and today, on the second anniversary of the signing of health care reform, president obama lets his allies tell the pieces that in place already while he puts all his energy into address the cost of another front, beating back the idea that he is not doing enough to keep gas prices down. >>> and thousands rally last night in sanford, florida, calling for an arrest in the shooting death of trayvon martin. today, another protest, this time in tallahassee. we will have the latest on the investigation and what the state says they are going to do good morning from washington. friday, march 23, 2012, this is the daily rundown, i'm chuck todd. >>> get to my first reads of the morning. another day on the campaign trail, another soundbite the campaigns i want to make sure breaks through the chart chart. the candidates want to breakthrough tomorrow's primary. the soundbite team romney wants every ton hear is this one fro
care, and he is the worst because he was the author of romney care. >>> at the top of the hour, good morning, everyone. welcome to "morning joe." >> did we edit that? did we take the bs part out? >> he actually said the word. i'm glad you didn't. it's monday, march 26. with us on set, we have msnbc and time magazine senior political analyst mark halpern, and msnbc contributor mark barnicle. hi. >> hi. >> you're here. >> contributor? >> how do you contribute? >> i want to know what you bring to the table. >> man, a lot of good stuff. >>> first of all, we have to talk about the final four. can anybody beat kentucky, guys? >> no. >> kansas. >> you think kansas can? >> kansas is really confident. kentucky is better. it will be a really good final. >> yeah. i mean, a couple of great games. boy, florida blew it. can you believe they just completely collapsed? >> actually i tuned that game out when i thought it was over. came back, and louisville was up. >> i was like, it's over. rick pitino now 11-0. can i just say i love pitino? >> you just did. >> great coaches left in the tournament. >>
on will be exactly the same. >> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" can mitt romney shake it up and start all over again? can president obama hit the restart button on pipeline politics. cries from the heart. the parents of slain teen trayvon martin join hundreds of protesters in new york city. >> our son is your son. i want you to stand up for justice and stand up for what's right. this is not about black and white thing. this is about a right and wrong thing. >> as the outrage grows should the sanford police chief step down? with us his boss, sanford city manager. plus, who will protect the children. joining us civil rights pioneer and congressman john lewis. woman power, our state legislators rethinking their controversial health care proposals. rachel maddow joining us. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. mitt romney's political rivals pounced on the campaign's etch-a-sketch flub serving up political theater with props. >> he said it's like an etch-a-sketch. >> he said it was like an etch-a-sketch. >> like an etch-a-sketch. >> this is an etch-a-sketch. >> an etch-a-sketch. >> an etch-a-ske
today, ahead of saturday's primary. mitt romney is hoping to finally win a victory in the south. nbc's tracie potts joins us live from washington with details. >> reporter: the south has been a challenge for mitt romney, he's a tough time winning over his conservatives. run of his rivals said if he wins the nomination, maybe the party should consider turning its back on its nominee. four more years of president obama is better than mitt romney. >> stay with what we have, instead of taking a risk with what may be the etch-a-sketch candidate for the future. >> reporter: newt gingrich disagrees, if romney is the nominee, all republicans should back him. >> there is no doubt in my mind, that if the choice is governor romney or barack obama, we would have no choice. this guy is a disaster. he's both radical and incompetent. the combination is almost unimaginable. >> reporter: romney's advisers are he's behind santorum by double digits one day before louisiana's primary. but instead of playing catch-up there, on thursday, romfy was courting lawmakers on capitol hill. outside that event, th
. republican front runner mitt romney still doing damage control over something his top strategists said after he won a big victory illinois. speaking on cnn, the strategist said preparing for the fall campaign could be like shaking up and hsh -- etch a sketch starting over, but others use that to criticize romney as a flip-flop. but romney had good news, picking of the endorsement of former florida governor judd bush. >> still ahead -- filling in the blanks. a new medical report showing what really killed pop star rich -- whitney houston. and tim tebow's trade to the jets, still not officially a done deal. and adam has the seven- >> welcome to friday morning. unfortunately we have a couple of things brewing. overnight accident investigating -- investigation complete and the district, now open at the suitland parkway. we will now take you to springfield, virginia, where north down 95 there was an accident near the beltway. just moved on to the shoulder. but we do have heavy traffic nearing newington. in spam 66, -- eastbound 66 centerville at the reston area, you will find on the shoulder. bee
of exactly what happened. >> well, the republican presidential candidates weighing in. mitt romney calling it a tragedy, rick santorum saying that the actions look starkly different to him than those protected by florida stand your ground law. newt gingrich said that zimmerman was clearly overreaching in his neighborhood watch duties. allen west said zimmerman had no authorization to shoot trayvon martin. meantime, the protests go on across this country. in this miami high school, the students marched out and spelled out trayvon martin's officials for all to see. we have breaking news and we have craig sonner, the attorney for mr. zimmerman. first of all, how is your client, george zimmerman, doing? >> well, i think he's doing all right considering, i mean, he's under a considerable bit of stress as a result of all the things that have been transpired in the last few weeks. >> where is george zimmerman now? >> i don't know. my conversations have been on the telephone. i don't -- i don't know his exact location. i believe he's in the area. >> so he's still -- >> i have been in contact with
disorder. >>> fresh off his big win, in the illinois primary, mitt romney is getting another huge shot in the arm. cnn is just learning former florida governor jeb bush has just endorsed romney and is calling on all republicans to unite to defeat president obama in november. romney's three rivals are vowing to fight on for now. last night romney scored a double digit victory over rick santorum in illinois. ron paul edged out newt gingrich for third place. >> each day we move closer, not just to victory, but to a better america. join us. join us. together we're going to ensure that america's greatest days are still ahead. thanks, you guys. >> the win increased romney's sizable lead in the delegate count. 1,144 delegates are needed to clinch the nomination. the battle shifts to louisiana, which holds its primary come saturday. santorum is there right now in harvey to talk about energy independence. >>> president obama is also talking energy today with the main focus on soaring gas prices. with prices up nearly 18% this year, mr. obama is heading out on a two-day tour out west to promote
'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." mitt romney probably won't be getting any endorsements from russia's president. not after this comment. >> this is to russia. this is without question our number one geopolitical foe. >> the russian president responded to that this morning responding to number one geopolitical foe. was it a cold war in here? news to dmitry medvedev with a new message for mitt romney. >>> high winds drive a fire wild in the rockies. at least one person is dead. several more have lost their homes and danger is on the move. trayvon martin case. deeper the investigation goes, the more complicated it gets. there's only one truth but at least two conflicting witness stories about what happened. >>> not a good time to be in the pink slime business. first the public recoils and then stores stop selling it and plant stops making it. >>> today is the day there could be fireworks at the u.s. supreme court. two years in the making. the key and most controversial part of president obama's health care law put to the test. >>> we begin with
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